6 super wedding planning tips from Cornwall venue Launcells Barton

Published by Claire Gould on

Planning your wedding is exciting, daunting, adventurous and overwhelming… a bit of a rollercoaster at times, full of thrills and dramas – and a little help can go a long way! Get sensibly inspired – it’s a thing! – today with these simple, down-to-earth and super useful tips from our friends at Launcells Barton in Cornwall.

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{All images by lovely Travers & Brown}

1. Create a day to suit you both, and make it personal

Forget anything you’ve read or heard about the ‘ideal’ wedding, and start from scratch with your own ideas. Ultimately, this is going to be the Best Day Ever for both of you, so having a wedding that reflects your style and tastes is the most important thing.

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2. Watch as your wedding venue changes with the seasons

It’s a really good idea to re-visit your wedding venue at the same time of year as you’ll be getting married.

As leaves change with the seasons, so does the look and atmosphere of the venue. Viewing in the correct season can also lead to colour palette inspiration. Autumn at Launcells Barton brings out beautiful shades of deep red as the leaves turn, whilst summer in Cornwall is full of colour and lush greenery.

Anywhere with gardens will be breathtaking all year round, but the flowers and trees could provide unexpected inspiration. Keep an eye on Instagram too – search for your venue with a hashtag and see what you stumble across!

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3. Shop local and find hidden gems of wedding suppliers!

The beauty of the wedding industry is that there are fabulously creative indie businesses everywhere. You don’t have to worry about finding your local Moss Bros in a rural area: instead, see what alternatives you can find! The same goes with florists, stationers, bridal boutiques and photographers… wherever in the country you are!

If you’re marrying in Cornwall then Launcells Barton is surrounded by some of our favourite wedding suppliers – for dresses there’s Sassi Holford‘s boutique in Taunton, our lovely friend Ailsa Munro in Cornwall and for your best girls try Abidemaids in Devon.

You’ll be spoilt for choice for photographers too – for pretty, romantic images you’ll love Jennifer Jane Photography, or investigate the guys from Travers & Brown around the corner from Launcells Barton. Then there’s lovely Rebecca Roundhill, and our lovely friend Mark from Evolve is based in Devon too. Cornwall and Devon are filled to the brim with wonderful caterers, florists, and more. Shop around, explore and discover those amazing creative businesses to make the most of what they have to offer.

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4. Start small with your guest list, and plan your budget!

Your guest list may be small or big, but either way it’s important to keep numbers in mind when planning your big day. The simplest, most obvious way to keep costs down is to invite only your closest friends and family. Look at this another way: if you’ve always dreamed of a designer dress, fabulous venue or statement bouquet, planning an intimate wedding will help you afford those little bits of luxury too!

Launcells Barton are able to facilitate weddings of all sizes – they  understand that the amount of guests can make a difference to many planning decisions so they are flexible to help you create your ideal day!

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5. Around and about your venue – be inspired by your location

There’s nothing I love more than a wedding by the seaside – and Launcells Barton is only a few minutes’ drive from the sand. It’s the perfect example of using the surrounding natural beauty to influence the look of your big day. The venue itself is set amongst peaceful wooded countryside and provides a magical backdrop for photos and ceremonies.

Wherever you’re getting married, there’s bound to be a stunning location nearby for photos – and taking a little time to be together, just the two of you*, and let it sink in that you’re Mr & Mrs, is something everyone I know in weddings will wholeheartedly recommend!

*OK, so your photographer will come with you – but they like to hide behind trees and make themselves unobtrusive… and the photos they get of the two of you will make for some of the most amazing, treasured memories of your day, I promise!

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6. Keep it about the two of you.

Amongst the glossy magazines, Pinterest boards, and family input it can be easy to lose sight of what you actually want your big day to be like.

Remember, it is a day for you and your partner to celebrate your love and marriage. Let yourself have the theme and style you want, and share it with the people you love.

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An occasion as memorable as your wedding day demands a beautiful setting. As well as breathtaking views of the Cornish countryside, Launcells Barton offers exclusive use and an array of different options for your ceremony and reception.

Discover this fabulous Cornwall wedding venue for yourself!

01288 352352

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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